Battlefield 3′s success means Uncharted 3 will never top the UK charts
Battlefield 3 is top of the UK all-format videogame chart for the second week in a row, with Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3 taking up second spot in its opening week. Data from Chart-Track shows that Uncharted 3 only just managed to edge ahead of third place Fifa 12.
The fact that Uncharted 3 failed to take top spot means that it probably never will. Tomorrow sees the launch of Modern Warfare 3, a game that will likely become the best-selling of all time and will probably hold a top ten position until the next Call of Duty title is released.
There’s also the likelihood that Uncharted 3 sales will drop off dramatically starting next week, as is the usual product life cycle of most triple-A games.
It must be pointed out that Uncharted 3 is a PS3 exclusive, giving it an enormous handicap in generating sales compared to the multi-format Battlefield 3. Naughty Dog’s game did sale more copies than the platform specific editions of Battlefield 3, but lost out in the combined figures.
Is that a fair deal? Read our reviews of the two games to find out:
Uncharted 3 wasn’t the only new release to make the chart, Sonic Generations coming in at number 10.
UK all-format top ten as follows:
1. Battlefield 3 (EA)
2. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Sony)
3. Fifa 12 (EA)
4. Batman: Arkham City (Warner)
5. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft)
6. Football Manager 2012 (Sega)
7. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft)
8. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
9. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Activision Blizaard)
10. Sonic Generations (Sega)